Posts Tagged as ‘2010 Annual Conference’

June 29, 2010

Offense vs. Free Speech

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler has been blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the final installment. I absolutely loved Monday afternoon’s session, Blasphemy!: When Religious Values Clash with Intellectual Freedom. Both speakers (Irshad Manji and Paul Sturges) were excellent–they entertained me–they captured my undivided attention with their topics […]

June 28, 2010

The Gift of Voice and a Legacy to Uphold

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler will be blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the third installment. Several days in and I have exhausted myself–that must a good sign, right? I heard several times this week–including Sunday morning’s session about a high profile book challenge, and in the afternoon […]

June 27, 2010

A Banned Book: 50 Years of Reading Enjoyment

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler will be blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the third installment. Of everything I saw and heard on Saturday, what still sticks with me the following morning is the experience listening to Nancy Pearl’s interview with Mary McDonagh Murphy. This event was in […]

June 26, 2010

Video from FTRF Member Reception

Hey, fans of intellectual freedom! Check out this great new video from the Freedom to Read Foundation‘s membership reception at ALA’s Annual Conference. To join the Freedom to Read Foundation, visit www.ftrf.org/joinftrf.

June 26, 2010

Saturday IF activities at ALA Annual Conference

Here are today’s intellectual freedom-related activities at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC: 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  IFC’s second business meeting, Renaissance Washington, Room 03 1:30-3:30 p.m.  IFRT program: Burning Man, Libraries, and the 21st Century: The Intersection of the Individual and Society.  Washington Convention Center, Room 143 B/C 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Opening General Session – […]

June 25, 2010

IF Issue: Book Labeling, plus how to get involved in IF activities

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler will be blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the second installment. Wow, where do I begin? This was day one of ALA Annual 2010 and I played a bit of ping pong trying to catch at least portions of the various IF-related sessions […]

June 24, 2010

First Glimpse

Note: Conable Scholarship recipient, Aubrey Madler, will be blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  Check back daily for her perspectives on the meetings, programs, and other events she’s partaking in. Well, Wednesday earmarked the start of my intensive ALA Annual conference experience, which I am fortunate enough to attend thanks […]

June 24, 2010

Thursday IF activities at ALA Annual Conference

Here are some intellectual freedom-related activities happening TODAY at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC: There is still space available to attend the IFRT preconference, “Who Do I Trust to Protect My Privacy? Privacy Conversation Deliberative Forum and Moderator Training.” It will be held from 1:30 — 5:30 at the ALA Washington Office, 1615 […]

June 18, 2010

IF101 at Annual: everything you wanted to know about IF!

Come one, come all to the third annual “Intellectual Freedom 101″ session at ALA’s Annual Conference next week. At this one-hour fast paced session you will meet some of the leaders of the various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and upcoming events, and find out […]

June 2, 2010

Robert O’Neil named 2010 FTRF Roll of Honor winner

Robert M. O’Neil, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at the University of Virginia (UVA), is the recipient of the 2010 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award.   Read the press release about his award here. O’Neil was the keynote speaker at FTRF’s 10th Anniversary Gala […]